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Bell’s eyes weren’t focused on August but January. No camp meant less wear and tear on the legs that are pivotal to his team’s Super Bowl hopes.

Even after a season in which his 406 touches were 60 more than any other player in the league, Bell insists he’s ”100” as the kids say heading into Sunday’s divisional round game against Jacksonville.

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”I  feel great, especially not playing these last two weeks, not going to camp earlier in the year,” Bell said Wednesday. ”I can’t complain. I like where I am. This is the freshest I’ve ever been going into the playoffs so we’ll see how it goes.”

Bell missed the 2014 and 2015 playoffs with knee injuries and after practically carrying the Pittsburgh offense through the second half of the season in 2016, the groin problem he spent weeks trying to ignore flared up early in the AFC championship game.

He managed just 20 yards on six carries before leaving in the second quarter of a 36-17 loss to New England and spent the rest of the game watching from the sideline, helpless amid the blowing snow.

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